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Several Sidmouth streets used to be lined with trees .......
Here is Alexandria Road today from the air, courtesy of Google Maps:
The major issues - and why so many trees have been cut down over the years - are:
> competition for car-parking spaces; and
> perceptions about the 'damage' trees/branches/leaves/roots might cause.
Whilst there might be other 'issues' when it comes to revenue and car-parking spaces...
Futures Forum: An alternative to councils simply making money out of parking charges: "mixed development"
... nevertheless, as we see with proposals for more trees at the Ham car park in the centre of town, it needn't be a choice of trees or cars:
Futures Forum: Greening car parks in Sidmouth
The Arboretum recently helped to clear old trees down Mill Street - with the promise to replace them, but well beyond the car-parking spaces and opposite the terraced housing:
Sidmouth Arboretum branches out into maintenanceSidmouth Arboretum branches out into maintenance - News - Sidmouth Herald
In fact, it is well-documented that trees enhance the urban environment:
The case for trees in development and the urban environment: Forestry Commission
Trees Have Aesthetic Value and Improve Property Values
... but also the value of property - whether it's in the United States...
New Evidence that Urban Trees Add Value - As in Dollars
CALCULATING THE GREEN IN GREEN: WHAT’S AN URBAN TREE WORTH?
How Trees Can Boost a Home's Sale Price - WSJ
... or in the UK:
Do trees on the streets make people happy?
BBC News - Do trees on the streets make people happy?
Although perhaps the urban tree still needs a little more TLC:
Eco living: is it time to protect urban trees? The Government is being urged to give urban trees the same status as other vital infrastructure such as street lighting and utilities. - Google Search